XW Info

Monday, April 22, 2013
by Allan E. Parrish
Mon 4/22/2013
MCCERICELDEST
AAAMETHLIABLE
RRRBASEBALLBAT
LEASECOTETCH
OFFTRACKBETIKE
WOEISMEASIDER
ERSTESPKEENS
CENTERBIT
AMAHLAVECOPE
LANHUEEASESIN
IRAINTERNETBOT
BILETOGSCONE
ANYTHINGBUTREB
BESTEDOOZENEB
ARTERYSPITERE
© 2013, The New York Times
1.1200, on a monument : MCC
4.___ the Red : ERIC
8.Born first : ELDEST
14.Designation for some batteries and minor-leaguers : AAA
15.The "M" in S.M.U.: Abbr. : METH
16.Subject to damages : LIABLE
17.Basic education trio : RRR
18.Louisville Slugger, e.g. : BASEBALLBAT
20.Apartment dweller's agreement : LEASE
22.Small bed : COT
23.Write on stone, say : ETCH
24.Wager that's not made at the site of the race : OFFTRACKBET
28.Eisenhower, informally : IKE
29."Alas!" : WOEISME
30."Take me ___ am" : ASI
31.Architect Mies van ___ Rohe : DER
32.Once, in former times : ERST
33."I know what you're thinking" ability, in brief : ESP
35.Wails : KEENS
37.Hole-positioning gadget : CENTERBIT
41.Menotti's "___ and the Night Visitors" : AMAHL
44.Fifth or Madison, in N.Y.C. : AVE
45.Deal (with) : COPE
49.Computer grouping, for short : LAN
50.Color : HUE
53.Enters slowly : EASESIN
55.Lyricist Gershwin : IRA
56.Automated Web program : INTERNETBOT
58.Vitriol : BILE
60.Dress (up) : TOG
61.Teatime biscuit : SCONE
62.By no means : ANYTHINGBUT
66.One of Gen. Lee's force : REB
67.Outdid : BESTED
68.Seep : OOZE
69.Omaha's home: Abbr. : NEB
70.Vein's counterpart : ARTERY
71.___ and polish : SPIT
72.Before, to poets : ERE
1.Philip ___, "The Big Sleep" sleuth : MARLOWE
2.Be fond of : CAREFOR
3.Wine containers : CARAFES
4.Campfire remnants : EMBERS
5.Actor Stephen : REA
6."___ about time!" : ITS
7.Chess declaration : CHECK
8.Thrills : ELATES
9.Rapper ___ Jon : LIL
10.Racer Earnhardt : DALE
11.Time when the water's low : EBBTIDE
12.Lose tautness : SLACKEN
13.Restraining ropes : TETHERS
19.___ Fett ("Star Wars" villain) : BOBA
21.Do needlework : STITCH
25."You said it, brother!" : AMEN
26."___ la vie" : CEST
27.Kind of torch at a luau : TIKI
34.Split ___ soup : PEA
36.Yadda yadda yadda : ETCETC
38.K-12, in education lingo : ELHI
39.Winnebago owner, briefly : RVER
40.Noggin : BEAN
41."Open sesame" sayer : ALIBABA
42.Seafarer : MARINER
43.Stock market expert : ANALYST
46."One of Us" singer Joan : OSBORNE
47.Daniel Boone, notably : PIONEER
48.Ugandan site of a 1976 Israeli rescue : ENTEBBE
51.In need of straightening up : UNTIDY
52.English institution since 1440 : ETON
54.Six-line poem : SESTET
57.Certain frozen waffles : EGGOS
59.Suffix with kitchen : ETTE
63.Old what's-___-name : HER
64.Jazz style : BOP
65.Israeli weapon : UZI

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